26 February 2019

Coco Sugar Scrub Body Scrub

Without digressing too much information, I somehow managed to pick up a virus of sorts whilst travelling around India, which not only only left my internal organs dealing with the aftermath for nearly a month after arriving back home, but also completely dried out my hair, skin and nails in the process. I had to carry out some serious pampering in order for my whole body back to where it was beforehand, especially my skin. 

When visiting most of the hot countries I've been to over the last two years, my skin has shown me as being rather sensitive to the change in heat, and I developed areas of dried skin; cracked heels; and many other ailments, even if I've taken every step of precaution to keep my skin protected. When I returned home from my latest adventure, my skin was in dire condition, even for me, and I needed some serious help to get it back to where it needed to be.

Coco Sugar Scrub was one of the first products I turned to. Not only did its playful design cheer me up a little when I saw how bad my skin was looking at that moment, but the wonderfully creamy coconut aroma told me that this seasonal special would be moisturising as well as exfoliating. And I was not wrong.   

Shaped like a bunny rabbit, this coconut scented Easter release seems at first like an expensive investment. For something that is primarily sugar, the £4.95 price tag seems a little excessive - especially given how quickly some of Lush's previous releases have perished in the shower. However, I can safely say that this scrub appears to be made of steel, as I have used it a good four to five times so far and it has barely shrunk in size at all.

Featuring a combination of vanilla absolute, vetivert oil and benzoin resinoid, this season scrub supposedly shares its scent with Lush's Curly Wurly Shampoo. I say supposedly only because while it is very similar indeed, there is something about the smell that is reminiscent of the Salted Coconut Hand Scrub as well, which is a different fragrance altogether.

Either way, what you get here is a warming, sweet and creamy scent, with elements of both coconut and vanilla as the key components. Alongside this, the vetivert adds a slightly woody undertone, which grounds the whole aroma and gives it a little more of a sophisticated vibe about it. While definitely not a favourite of mine, I did appreciate how very different this was to the cocoa scrub.

To use this, you simply need to glide Coco Sugar Scrub across the areas that you wish to exfoliate: doing so in a circular motion to rid the skin of excess dirt and debris. Doing this outside the running water from the shower will definitely prolong the number of uses that you can get out of this. As an extra piece of advice for you, I found that if I left the scrub to be exposed to air for a few weeks before using it, the sugar hardened even more and I was able to make this last even longer. Patience definitely pays off!

Once you have massaged it across you skin, you'll need to store this somewhere in between uses, as it does tend to make a sticky mess if simply left on the side. If you 're someone who doesn't like the idea of this, you could opt to cut the scrub into pieces and simply use a smaller piece every time you fancied a scrub. You could also crumble the sugar scrub into a pot and use it this way as well.

What was amazing about Coco Sugar Scrub, much like Cocoa Sugar Scrub as well, is that it's such a coarse scrub: one that you can really scratch your skin with without breaking. The inclusion of the aloe vera then helps to soothe and cool your skin as well, so your skin won't be left irritated or red.

After rinsing the product off of my skin, I found that I was able to detect a gentle musky chocolate smell afterwards, although this was thwarted very quickly after I applied my body lotion. What I will say though is that the results stayed with me for a long time afterwards, and I noticed a considerable improvement in the condition of the skin on my arms and legs after only a single use. 

As I left my Coco Sugar Scrub to 'sit' for a few weeks, as well as making a conscious effort not use it directly under the running water, I have been able to get a good ten to twelve full body massages out of it, and I could probably have got a few more if I'd tried. This makes the price tag of this Easter special far more understandable, and definitely good value for money. I will definitely be buying a few more of these before the season is out.

Quantitative Ingredients: Granulated Sugar, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Potato Starch, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Perfume, Vanilla Absolute, Vetivert Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Coconut Flour, Titanium Dioxide, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, *Coumarin, Colour 45380:2.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £4.50 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

Scent Family:
Coco Sugar Scrub Body Scrub
Curly Curly Shampoo

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